Agile Teams - Craft Special Edition (sponsored by Prezi)

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The language of this meetup is English.

Craft conference ( is coming up again, so we have the usual special edition of our meetup series with some amazing international speakers.
Snacks are sponsored by Prezi, Craft invites you to some afterparty free drinks.

17.30 – Venue opens, snacks
18.00 – Presentations start
20.00 – Afterparty at Grund


Emily Webber - Three ways to break down silos in your agile organisation
We all experience silos, you know you have them when you start referring to groups of people as a homogenous thing rather than individuals. Silos make it hard to get things done. It means people don’t communicate or work together well.

Agile helps to break down communication silos and bring people together, but can also create new silos of its own. This can lead to teams disconnecting with other parts of the organisation and crucial knowledge missing from products or them being built and never released.
Emily will talk about three ways that you can use to help to break down in-team silos, departmental silos and organisational silos to help you build better products.

Jeff Gothelf – Building successful in-house innovation teams
You’ve read The Innovator’s Dilemma. You’ve bought into The Lean Startup. You’re ready to kickstart your company’s product innovation efforts. There’s just one problem: you’re not sure where to begin:

– What can design teach us about building a collaborative culture?

– How do you structure a successful product design team?

– How should that team work?

– How will that team measure success?

Jeff will offer practical, step-by-step, guidance on how to build and support successful product design innovation in your business. Using insights gained from leading and working with dozens of product and design teams, Jeff will step through team makeup, process steps, management structure and the corporate infrastructure needed for these teams to flourish.


Emily Webber, Agile Coach and Consultant
Emily has been working with Agile teams for many years, she has a breath of experience of delivery and agile transformation in both the private and public sectors.
She was the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS), where she built, developed and led an amazing team of ~40 Agile delivery professionals, she created the model for developing communities of practice through her work with the Agile Delivery community, was the Agile champion across GDS and across wider government. At GDS, she was also the Programme Delivery manager for Cabinet Office Technology transformation during the initiation, ensuring that the project was user needs focused and Agile.
She is always seeking opportunities to give back to the Agile community and co-founded Agile on the Bench; a meet-up in London and a one day Agile conference and is often found speaking at Agile and Lean conferences and meet-ups.
She is passionate about agile, communities, organisational learning and skills development. She co-runs the meet-ups called Agile on the Bench (, blogs at ( and has a weak spot for vintage scooters.

Jeff Gothelf, Founding partner, Proof, Author of Lean UX
Applying lean principles to improve user experience. Jeff Gothelf has spent a 14 year career as an interaction designer, Agile practitioner, user experience team leader and blogger. He is one of the leading voices on the topic of Agile UX and Lean UX. He is a highly sought-after international speaker having presented at EuroIA, SXSW, IA Summit, Interaction (IxDA), London IA, the Agile conference and Startup Lessons Learned. Jeff has led cross-functional product design teams at TheLadders, Publicis Modem, WebTrends, Fidelity, AOL while maintaining a strong advisory and mentorship presence in the startup communities of New York City and Silicon Valley. Most recently he launched Proof - a lean product innovation studio in NYC.